** To play TV Pro Wrestling, you will need to purchase the Game Parts and at least one Yearbook. Or you can purchase the Deluxe Version which includes all 4 Yearbooks and the game parts **
T.V. Pro Wrestling is the creation of Jeffrey "Bruiser" Costa and was sold in
wrestling arenas during the 70’s and 80’s. Almost 2 years ago, Jeff sent the
game to me in its original form, along with some pages of handwritten notes and
asked if I would consider updating the game. I couldn’t resist, as for one, I’m
a sucker for a wrestling game of any type. And another, I really liked the
simplicity and wrestler interaction in the original game.
I felt like T.V. Pro Wrestling could fill the void of the wrestling gamer that
wanted a hold-by-hold game, but didn’t want to read through 20 pages of
extensive rules, and have matches take 30 minutes or more to resolve. I also
wanted to build upon the most popular elements of my own wrestling games, which
is storyline generation. And While Vintage Pro Wrestling and Ultra Quick
Wrestling are great in what they are designed to accomplish, they do leave a bit
of a void as far as the actual in-ring action goes. For some gamers, this isn’t
an issue. For others, this is a stumbling block they just can’t get past. I’ve
looked for a solution since the release of both games that would please both
camps of wrestling gamers.
The updated game is my attempt at such a solution. I believe that T.V. Pro
Wrestling plays rapidly, has great wrestler interaction, and also has a means to
drive storylines within your wrestling universe. I also think that the original
engine, which I’ve tried to stay true to, is wonderful for both solitaire and
multiple player gaming. With T.V. Pro Wrestling two player matches with each
player guiding a wrestler is a blast! And it also plays great solitaire.
Finally, both Bruiser and I share the same philosophy when it comes to wrestling
games. The games need to be simple enough to play and understand that children
can enjoy them. While also maintaining the "realism" and exciting game play
elements that keep veteran gamers coming back for more.
I think that we have succeeded on all counts. We hope that you agree!
We have also included the original 8-page game booklet that was sold in
wrestling arenas as a bit of nostalgia. After 20+ years the original game still
stands well on its own.
** This is the Printed Game **
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 August, 2006.